Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ January 13

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No School on Monday, Jan 16

11:45 Dismissal on Friday, Jan 20

February Conferences

Each year, we have two "official" chances for families to meet with teachers to talk about your student(s). The next dates are February 22 and 23. Please sign up for a conference with each child's teacher by clicking this link.

The link takes you to a Sign-up Genius (same as in the past), but please notice that the first page that opens is Mrs. Henneberry's 5K class. For all other classes, you must scroll across the tabs at the top to find your child's homeroom teacher.

Our goal is to meet with EVERY family. You can help us meet our goal and get valuable information about your child's growth by signing up right away. Thank you!

State Testing Dates

If you have a student in grades 3, 4, or 5, please be aware that our state test (the Forward test) will be given between April 3rd through April 14th. This is right after spring break. Students in grades 3-5 have several hours of testing to complete, and we do a little bit of testing each day. It helps if students are in school those days so we do not need to schedule make-up testing. Please avoid appointments and vacations between April 3-14 if at all possible. Thank you!

Help the SMPD get a Police Dog with a Coin War

The South Milwaukee Police Department is getting a police dog and all of the schools in South Milwaukee are joining the effort! Bring your loose change (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters) to school. The SMPD will give the school with the most coins by weight a pizza party. We love our officers and want to help them get a police dog. Send coins to school now through Feb 9.
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4K Registration for 2023-24 is open

Do you have a student who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024? If so, then register him/her for 4K right now. Families that register now have a better chance of getting one of the all-day 4K spot in South Milwaukee. If you have a relative or neighbor that might have an eligible child, share this information with them.

Click here for information about South Milwaukee's 4K program. Contact the office if you have questions and register now.

Spring Preschool Opportunity

Our high school runs an annual preschool opportunity. Please see this link for more information about a great, free program! Register immediately because the deadline is February 1 or until spots are filled.

STEAM Night

Mark your calendars for a really fun night of learning at South Milwaukee High School. If you attended literacy night in the past, this is similar, but this year it is STEAM night.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and it will be on Friday, February 10th from 5-7 p.m.


There will be so many exciting activities that evening:

  • A Wacky Science Show

  • Bowling ball races

  • Science experiments that ooze, bubble and blast off

  • Counting collections

  • Electronic greeting card make & take

  • Library learning centers

  • Breakout EDU

  • The Fab Lab will be open

  • Food sampling

  • There will be lots of student work on display- including the 4th grade Invention Convention and 2nd grade nonfiction books.

  • The all-district elementary art show will be this night as well! Every student (5K-5th grade) will have a piece of artwork on display at STEAM night

We’ll even have a light dinner for your family to enjoy!

A note came home recently for your family to sign and return to school or you can RSVP by clicking this link.

PBIS Update

Each month, we provide an update on student expectations and behavior. You probably saw and heard about the pies last week ... that was a reward for a schoolwide RESPECT challenge in December. We continue to give Pride Perks coupons to students, and the current weekly incentives are

• Earning extra recess time

• Getting to line up first for lunch

• Getting to be the "Lakeview D.J." and play a song for the entire school


Our behavior data for December showed that students demonstrated even better behavior than usual (and kids at Lakeview are really good every day!) About halfway through the school year,

69% of students have never received an incident report

13% of students only have 1 incident recorded

11% of students have 2-5 incidents

7% of students have 6 or more incidents recorded


This means 82% of our students have either never had an incident or only 1 incident. Our students meet our expectations day after day and use the moments that do not meet expectations as learning experiences. We encourage you to use our expectations of Be Safe ~ Be Respectful ~ Be Engaged at home, too!

Be Safe at home could mean "hands to self, play nicely"

Be Respectful at home could mean "only use kind words"

Be Engaged at home could mean "do your chores independently"

Golden Lions

This week at Lakeview, we gave out many Pride Perks coupons, but also 21 special Golden Lions to recognize our Be Safe ~ Be Respectful ~ Be Engaged expectations. Here are the Golden Lions for this week:


• Recently Idrees brought in a birthday treat and he made sure to bring a separate treat for a student in class with a food allergy. Idrees remembered this about a classmate and shared that he didn't want him to feel left out. Idrees that is such a caring thing to do.

• Hudson has made so much progress in Math. I work with him and he has grown so much since the beginning of the year! This shows that he is very engaged in class! Keep it up Hudson! You are also just a really cool, great kid!

• Payton is always willing to help others, raise her hand, participate and uses her manners! I am so proud of you!

• [Name] worked through a hard time last week and came out stronger. He was respectful and persevered. I am so proud of him for trusting others to help him and knowing that being at school is important and that Lakeview is HIS school!

• Evan worked so hard on writing his feature article! He put in extra time and effort to make sure his work was the best he could do. Great job staying engaged Evan!!

• Jasmine stays engaged and reads quietly during independent reading time. She continues to grow as a reader! Keep up the good work!

• Tristan was so focused during a small group time and was very helpful to me and other students!

• [Name] was realizing that she was getting distracted by those working around her. She felt that moving her desk would help her focus better...she was right! She has been able to concentrate and has been working very hard ever since we made the change! Good for you for knowing yourself as a learner!

• At first, David was concerned about the MAP testing. He wanted help, but what he really realized was that he could do A LOT on his own when tried his very best. Remember this the next time to you face a challenge David! Good job!

• [Name] had a difficult day yesterday, but she really turned it around today and had a great attitude and worked very hard all day! Keep up the great effort!

• Atikin is engaged during phonics and writing activities. He did an awesome job on his PALS spelling assessment. Atikin notices and uses vowel teams, blends and digraphs in his writing. Keep up the good work!

• Molly has been showing amazing engagement during math class. She has been working so hard with her group to accomplish the tasks assigned. She stays focused and all the conversation is related to the math in front of her. Keep up the hard work.

• Kamila has been showing amazing engagement during math class. She has been accomplishing the work in a very thorough manner. She stays focused and all the conversation is related to the math in front of her. Keep up the hard work.

• Adelynn has been showing amazing engagement during math class. She has been a great team player. She has been working so hard with her group to accomplish the tasks assigned. She stays focused and all the conversation is related to the math in front of her. Keep up the hard work.

• Johnny is always showing encouragement to the people around him. I witnessed him cheering on a student who accomplished a difficult thing in ST Math. It made the student feel so successful and great. Keep up being a good friend, Johnny.

• During a Science activity, Ellasyn and her partners planned ahead of time who would be responsible for each step of the activity to ensure each partner had a turn, and the work was equally shared. Collaborating with partners is a great way to accomplish a common goal.

• During a Science activity, Kaelen and her partners planned ahead of time who would be responsible for each step of the activity to ensure each partner had a turn, and the work was equally shared. Collaborating with partners is a great way to accomplish a common goal.

• During a Science activity, John and his partners planned ahead of time who would be responsible for each step of the activity to ensure each partner had a turn, and the work was equally shared. Collaborating with partners is a great way to accomplish a common goal.

• Izzy has been completely engaged in his Lexia and really trying to apply what he has learned about phonics.

• Ryan made sure to take his time and really try on his MAP test. Keep up the hard work Ryan!

• Sophie really persevered on her Math Map test. She was getting really large numbers and made sure she applied her strategies and did not allow herself to get overwhelmed from the challenge. She used multiple pages of scrap paper and when she didn't get the right answer, she tried again and even again when she needed to. Sophie your problem solving and perseverance is really going to take you far!

2023 Dates

Please see this link for the school calendar for the School District of South Milwaukee


February 2 - PTO Dance at Lakeview featuring raffle baskets

February 10 - STEAM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

Feb 22 & 23 - Conferences and PTO Book fair

March 1 - Admiral's game field trip for 5K-5th grades

March 22 - Lakeview Concert (5K-5th grades), 6:30 p.m. at the high school

April 13 - PTO Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5

May 3-5 - 5th grade camp

June 6 - 5th grade recognition from 6-7 p.m. in the Lakeview gym

PTO Newsletter

Our Lakeview PTO has created a newsletter for our families. Please click the link below it to read about:

• Upcoming family events

• Current fundraisers

Roar Awards for Lakeview Staff

Do you appreciate a staff member at Lakeview? Show them you care by submitting their name for a ROAR Award (the grown-up version of our Golden Lions for students). Here is the link to submit - you can submit as many as you want, every week! The staff member will get a certificate and his/her name will be entered in a monthly drawing for a gift card to the place of their choice. Our staff really appreciates the nice notes. ROAR Awards are sponsored by the Lakeview PTO.